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Old 03-10-2018, 09:57 AM   #15
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my wife no longer drives the RV but back in the day she had two speeds...warp 9 and reverse. ��
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:25 PM   #16
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Thanks for the postings... I am curious about preferred average speeds. I have yet to log my first mile with a NTM '02 Sightseer 27 but have been on the edges of the aviation business for about 40yrs. There's a truism that may apply here: "The least expensive thing you put into a plane is gas and oil."

My wife was enamored with nearly any MB Sprinter coach. I looked around for a used one as the mileage seemed good. What killed it for me; I found a year-and-half old coach with fairly low miles ...forget mileage: I calculated the simple depreciation at $9. per mile. (Besides it didn't even have a real bed for all that money)

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not sure what you mean by ‘preferred’. if you care about MPG a little experimentation with different speeds over the coursecof several tanks of fuel will show you ‘the sweet spot’.

an RV is not an investment. it will depreciate whether you drive 10,000-miles per year or you park it in a seasonal spot. personally, we’ve purchased our motorhomes for our use and pleasure.
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:38 PM   #18
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Rich, 'Sweet Spot' suits. It is applicable to almost anything. These, probably the 1960's VW bus of our times, it changes going East or West. Cheers.

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Old 03-13-2018, 07:23 AM   #19
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[QUOTE=rk911;3813183][QUOTE=70ChevelleSS;3810767]I can see instantaneous or average MPG. Speed definitely makes a difference when you're pushing something with the aerodynamics of brick down the road. Weight of the coach is secondary to the brick design, except when starting and stopping. Sometimes MPG is important to me, sometimes time is but I know what happens when time wins out.

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he can be overweight if he didnít get individual axle weights.
He said he had a GVWR of 19,000 lbs and weighed 14,500. Could one axle be overloaded, possible but not likely. He would have to load every bit of cargo over one axle and none over the other.
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